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Sony VPL-FH65

68

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Sony VPL-FH65

Sony VPL-FH65
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A good spec but 3 year old moderate noise level WUXGA data projector, with average running costs
35dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 2000:1 No Jul 2015
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Sony VPL-FH65 Review

With very good features, we have scored the Sony VPL-FH65 as follows:
77
Features
Good Features
67
Running Costs
$86 Over 5 Years
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $86 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Brighter than average projector brightness
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Very short service life of lamp

Sony VPL-FH65 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the VPL-FH65 will cost $86 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors.

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Features

1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Resolution

The VPL-FH65 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This Sony projector has a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Data projectors resolutions range from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Average Noise Level

The VPL-FH65's noise level of 35dB is fairly standard compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 45% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Sony VPL-FH65 of only 2,000 is lower than average when compared to most other projectors. It is lower than 86% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. The average contrast ratio (typical) of all multimedia projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all multimedia projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Sony VPL-FH65 of 6,000 ANSI lumens is brighter than 91% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The Sony VPL-FH65's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the shortest 14% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-FH65 has a handheld remote control. 81% of data projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the VPL-FH65 of 370W is bigger than 93% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-FH65 supports full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a DVI Port

The VPL-FH65 has a DVI port. 90% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Sony VPL-FH65 has a zoom capability, which is unusual. 91% of data projectors do not have a zoom capability.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

vplfh65l vplfh65l, sony vplfh65l

Barcodes:

04058154019405, 04905524996111, 05013493344624, 05054444033488

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